Ready to ditch face masks and acne? Here’s how!

Ready to ditch face masks and acne? Here’s how!

Now that masks are no longer mandated in Singapore, it doesn't mean your mask acne can remain. In fact, there's even a name for this type of mask-induced skin condition: Maskne. Besides that, there are also laugh lines and wrinkles too. Laugh lines are a testament to a happy life! But they can also make your skin look older than it is. And while you can't completely erase wrinkles or crows feet, there are some steps you can take to make them less noticeable.

Lucky for you, we've done the hard work of finding the best treatments to help treat and soothe your skin. But first, let’s talk about Maskne.

What is Maskne?

If you develop breakouts from wearing a mask, you’re not alone. It is known as maskne (mask acne) which is a common side effect from wearing a mask. However it is not limited to mere breakouts caused by physical properties of the mask - it also causes skin issues like redness, bumpiness and irritation. It can also trigger conditions like dermatitis and folliculitis. If you’re concerned about Maskne- whether it is acne or other skin flare ups on your face - read on. We’ll explore treatments that will get your face looking good in no time in this mask free norm!

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Pico Laser

Pico Laser is the latest breakthrough technology in laser treatments for acne scars, enlarged pores and skin rejuvenation. It fires ultra-short picosecond pulses to reach the skin and causes tiny globules of air or bubbles within. It is gentle to the outer layer of the skins and patients typically experience very little or no discomfort during the course of their treatments.

After the treatment, your skin will need time to recover. During the recovery stage for your skin, collagen fills up the bubbles and raises indentations and depressions caused by acne scars which leads to a smoother appearance on your skin.

There is minimal downtime after a Pico Laser procedure. Numbing cream will be applied before the procedure for approximately 30 minutes. The laser procedure takes about 10-15 minutes long. The downtime for Pico Laser is usually very short as it is a Picosecond laser that delivers energy in shorter bursts to penetrate deep into the target area without causing damage to the skin surface, which results in lesser downtime and fewer sessions to see results.

Carbon Pico Laser

Carbon Pico Laser which is also known as Hollywood Carbon Laser Peel is a laser treatment that uses a layer of carbon applied onto the face as a photo-enhancer to unclog pores, control sebac2eous glands and oily skin as well as immediate glowing and radiance skin complexion.

The high vitality of this treatment also targets acne-prone skin and skin breakouts by going right into the skin membrane and removing acne-causing bacteria, decreasing skin irritation and inflammation. The carbon lotion is then dissolved with the laser treatment. The carbon is subsequently broken down into little particles, which the laser absorbs.

The procedure has no downtime for this procedure and you can proceed with your daily activities and apply make up immediately after the procedure. Do take note that mild redness might occur and will subside within 1-2 hours time.

The warmth from the laser stimulates elastin, collagen, and fibroblasts to rebuild, revitalizing the skin and reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It also stimulates pore shrinkage, making it ideal for patients with enlarged, clogged pores.

Fotona 4D Laser

The Fotona 4D Laser treatment is a non-surgical treatment that uses four different mechanisms of action to produce remarkable results. Its most distinguishing characteristic is the fusion of two wavelengths that function in conjunction with each other. The laser wavelengths not just targets the surface for gentle cell exfoliation, but also penetrates the skin’s most inner layers to encourage and stimulate collagen stimulation. This results in a healthy, youthful looking skin.

The Fotona 4D Laser treatment works on four different levels to ensure that your skin looks its very best:

1) Tightening the skin around jawline and perioral region to reduce nasolabial folds and wrinkles

2) Resurfacing the epidermis to eliminate imperfections

3) Stimulating collagen production

4) Clearance of pigmentation

In addition to these four steps, it also helps to reduce fine lines and plump up areas of volume loss. It's a powerful treatment that can transform your entire appearance!

Rejuran Healer

Rejuran Healer can be the perfect tool to enhance skin rejuvenation and improve overall facial skin regeneration. The polynucleotides in Rejuran boosts skin healing to repair the skin at a deeper layer for refined complexion. The formula encourages more fibroblast to stimulate new collagen production for visible improvements of acne scarring and skin texture in the long run.

The treatment involves simple manual injections, using a tiny needle to inject at the targeted areas of the face. This may feel like tiny ant bites but mostly well-tolerated with minimal discomfort. There are no side effects for Rejuran as there are only small little bumps that resemble tiny mosquito bites due to the superficial placement of the Rejuran Healer under the skin. The bumps will generally go away after 2-3 days.

It is advisable to avoid makeup for the first 24 hours to prevent any clogging of the injection site. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, strenuous exercises and alcohol consumption to prevent further swelling on the treatment areas as well.

Get Rid of Pesky Maskne Now

As the mask restrictions eases during this pandemic, it is best to be mindful to be wary of our surroundings and take care of not only for our skin but also our health as well.

If you are still looking for a way to treat those maskne and wrinkles for a richer youthful look, book a consultation with our doctors today and they will assess your health and identify any issues that need to be addressed.